Tennis royalty brought fashion and glamour during the opening night of Casadonna - a Coastal Italian-inspired restaurant in Miami, Florida.
Current and former WTA No. 1s were in attendance. Aryna Sabalenka who resides in Florida, joined 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and one-time major winner Caroline Wozniacki during a glittering night in which a gaudy list of celebrities from the world of fashion, sports, and cinema flocked into the place.
Casadonna is the brainchild of David Grutman and Noah Tepperberg, two prominent names in the restaurant and nightclub business who have agreed to collaborate and bring Riviera-style Italian dishes in a grandiose setting, overlooking the Biscayne Bay.
The ostentatious restaurant is engulfed in a massive 20,000 square setting of beautiful construction that also includes a crudo bar. Its menu is influenced by dishes originating from the coastal towns of Naples and Positano in Italy.
Sabalenka, Serena, and Wozniacki later posed for pictures alongside the co-owner of Casadonna David Grutman, which the current WTA No. 1 shared on her Instagram account with the caption: What a night. Just a couple of days ago, the Belarusian had enjoyed a hitting session on a tennis court with Grutman.
Sabalenka is currently preparing for one more tournament this season, that being the WTA Finals which will begin on October 29. The 25-year-old is the WTA's No.1 but faces a battle to finish the year in top spot with Iga Swiatek ready to pounce.
Sabalenka and Swiatek won't meet each other before the semifinal, which only adds to the intrigue. As for Wozniacki, she came out of retirement at the start of August and memorably reached the fourth round of the 2023 US Open.
The Dane shut down her season thereafter and intends to return to the tour in 2024 having signed up for the ASB Classic in Auckland, where she will resume her journey in her second coming. For Serena Williams, tennis doesn't occupy her schedule these days since retiring from the sport last year and is geared towards her business ventures and raising her children.